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If My Partner Smokes And Drinks Will It Effect Me Getting Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Tips to help me stop drinking pop? Need help! Want to start getting healthy before getting pregnant!
Flavored seltzer: Try switching to flavored seltzer water. You can mix in some 100% fruit juice, a squeeze of lemon and/or lime, etc. You'll get the carbonation and sensation of drinking pop (soda for us east coasters) without the sugar and other chemicals in regular pop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Folic acid is a good idea if one is trying to conceive, and also during pregnancy. It helps prevent a developmental abnormality in the spine of the fetus. Taking the routine prenatal vitamins is adequate folic acid supplementation for most women trying to get pregnant or already pregnant. However, folic acid supplements are not "good for getting pregnant", meaning they don't help one get pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?
When is the best time to start drinking birth control and if my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?
Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :) however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise to reduce or stop marijuana use. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of getting pregnant with the following conditions: I believe I was ovulating, used pull out method, and partner drinks heavily (every other day) which may affect his sperm strength?
I am 43 years old, i still have a period every month, can I still get pregnant or am i to old? Can recreational drug use also be the cause of not getting pregnant if both partners are using? I don't take birth control and I have had the same partner for t
Pregnant at 43: Yes you can still get pregnant at 43. You likely do not ovulate on a regular, consistent basis even with regular periods, but you most certainly can still get pregnant. Drug use may affect fertility. You do not want to be using drugs in preconception or pregnancy timeframes for BOTH your health and that of your unborn child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on nuva ring for about two months and i've been wanting to get pregnant for the past month, would being on nuva ring effect me getting pregnant?
Yes: Nuvaring is a form of contraception or birth control. As long as you continue to use it, your chances of getting pregnant are pretty low. So if you want to get pregnant, then you need to remove the ring. Make sure your doc knows that you're no longer using it. Also start taking a pre-natal vitamin to minimize risk of spinal tube defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually, YES!: Data says smoking tobacco hurts male fertility.Smoking damages sperm, making them less likely to fertilize eggs ,and making the embryos they do manage to create less likely to survive. Professional Med. Societies advise men and women with fertility problems to stop smoking. Even if only 1 member of a couple smokes, secondhand smoke tends to affect the fertility of his/her partner. Time to QUIT! ...Read more
You: Going to father a child from this person, what conditions he has that he needs these medications? What are they? ...Read more
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